Abortion Horror Thriller BLESSED ARE THE CHILDREN Set To Terrify Audiences in 2016

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CWM Entertainment’s horror thriller “Blessed Are the Children” brings to the screen a new and altogether different film experience designed to scare the wits out of you and make you sleep with all the lights on. With finely drawn characters and a focus on atmosphere and suspense, “Blessed Are the Children” is certain to be THE horror event of the year, harkening back to films such as “Halloween”, “Psycho”, and “Deep Red”.

In the film, Traci Patterson (Kaley Ball), an adrift 20-something who’s still reeling from the death of her father and her breakup with an abusive fiancé (Jordan Boyd), discovers that she’s pregnant. With the help of her friends, Erin and Mandy (Arian Thigpen, Keni Bounds), she decides to terminate her pregnancy, but quickly after leaving the clinic, she begins seeing and hearing things – shapes in the corner of her eye, strange noises in the middle of the night, and ghoulish figures stalking her every move. Is it simply guilt or are Traci and her friends in grave danger?

Rounding out the cast are David Moncrief, Cheryl Abernathy, Jennifer Wilder, and Michael Kinslow. Chris Moore (Perversion, The House of Covered Mirrors) directs from his giallo-tinged screenplay. Scheduled for the film festival circuit in 2016/2017.

Like the official Blessed Are the Children Facebook page to stay up-to-date on this exciting new indie thriller.

Warren For a Good Scare: THE CONJURING 2 (2016) Review

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When the film opens, we find Ed and Lorraine Warren in the Amityville Horror house, where Lorraine has a horrific visions and wants to swear off any more cases. It isn’t long before the Amityville case becomes considered a hoax, resulting in many disbelieving the Warrens. In England, a single mother and her children become the target of an entity whose prime focus is her 11-year-old daughter. Hesitant, Ed and Lorraine investigate the case, encountering the supernatural in ways they never experienced.

The original film is one of the few to really scare me during my theater experience, I was startled numerous times, and my heart was pounding through a great amount of the film. While there are things in the sequel that are improved on in the sequel, there are also things that I feel didn’t quite work. For one thing, I was not impressed with the length at 2 hours and 15 minutes. I can’t say it wasn’t boring, but I found myself thinking that it needs to wrap up already. I can understand that they really wanted to develop the characters this time around, and they certainly did, but I felt they went a tad overboard. The family was really likable and you felt sorry for them, but there is only many “aww” moments you can use before you start thinking “okay, we get it, we’re supposed to feel sorry for them.” Had it shaved at least 20/25 minutes off, it would have been more satisfactory.

What I did like about this film is that it really gave focus to Ed and Lorraine’s relationship as well as them as people, while still giving plenty of time with this new family. In a moment where Ed plays music for the family in hopes of cheering them up, as cheesy as it was, it was a genuinely nice moment that really made you love the characters, and you can sense the love between Ed and Lorraine just from the looks they give each other (thanks to fantastic performances by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson). Though what semi-hurt the film for me was that the scariness felt much to familiar. While there were some nice and creepy moments, I felt this film relied way too much on jump scares that have been done to death in other supernatural films. The use of cgi and special effects were also something that didn’t work for it. Any actual scary moments in this film were done completely without this. For example, there was a scene with Lorraine and this painting that gave me the creeps and had me on edge. Small moments like this can do a lot. As for the story itself, it was still engaging and I enjoyed how it toyed with how people perceive the paranormal has a hoax. In a twist towards the end involving how the haunting is happening, it felt really far-fetched, but hey, if that’s what happened in the real case, who am I to question it? I should also add that is amazingly filmed and uses many filming techniques to make certain scenes scarier, one involving a hallway in Ed and Lorraine’s house gave me huge chills (even if it reminded me of another particular movie involving a hallway).

As stated above, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farming knock it out of the park with their performances in this one and really bring much more humanity to Ed and Lorraine, the chemistry is extremely believable, and their own performances are perfect and feel genuine. However, it is newcomer Madison Wolfe who provides the best performance of the film as Janet, the prime target of the entity. In moments where Janet is showing grief, loneliness, and helplessness Wolfe really knows how to break hearts and make you want to comfort her. But in the moments where she plays off possession, it really came off as scary and shocking to where she could give Linda Blair a run for her money. The behavior is just intense and you are in disbelief that not only a child, but this newcomer could pull off something as grand as this.

While the film didn’t provide the scares and horror I felt during the first film, and it runs an excessive length, it is still a satisfactory sequel with an engaging case story, characters, excellent cinematography, and performances to make it a worthy sequel and entry in the supernatural genre.

–Cody Landman

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DISMEMBERING CHRISTMAS T-Shirt Blowout Sale! Now $10, While Supplies Last

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We are clearing out the very last of our limited edition Dismembering Christmas shirts with a huge blow out sale. From now until June 13th, all t-shirts are currently only $10 instead of the regular price of $20. We have limited quantities and limited sizes so make sure to get one while you still can. Please note: This is only while supplies last. If we run out of shirts before the 13th, the sale will end early. Show off your slasher pride today!


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Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: The Es & Fs of Horror Movies

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On a brand new Slasher Studios Horror Podcast, our hosts Kevin Sommerfield & Andrew Beirl dig back into the ABC’s of Horror and giving you their recommendations for horror movies that start with the letters E & F. It’s definitely a gory good time as they return to horror school to learn a little horror alphabet rules.

International Horror Preview: “Evil Selfie” (2016)

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We are bringing you a slice of international horror here today at Slasher Studios. Check out the details below for information on a brand new film from international horror filmmaker, Eros Bosi. Sounds like a bloody good time to us.

About Evil Selfie:
Two years after his directorial debut with the vampire movie “Circondato dalle tenebre” (“Surrounded by Darkness”), Italian independent filmmaker Eros Bosi is back with a new ironic horror tale entitled “Evil Selfie.” Shooting on the short horror film took place between March and April 2016 in Terni, birthplace of the director. The film was made in collaboration Luca Alessandro & Luigi Nappa ( authors of the short Ways of seeing) and Alex Visani ( producer of The Pyramid ). The special effects were made by Pasquale Miele. The artistic team includes the same Eros Bosi, Diletta Vedovelli, Chiara Palombi, Maurizio Bolli and the famous television host Gene Gnocchi. The plot tells of an engaged couple who travel to the countryside. They are seemingly unaware that a girl died under mysterious circumstances at this very place. You will realize its spectrum through a selfie. Looking for the film to be slashing soon, scheduled for release later this year.

Writer/Director Austin Bosley Slashes Up IndieGoGo with THE PRODUCER

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Last year, we released the holiday horror slasher DISMEMBERING CHRISTMAS. It marked the first time in Slasher Studios history that we worked with a new director on a project. That director is Austin Bosley and he is back with an all new horror film that is sure to please fans of the genre. The film is titled THE PRODUCER and it needs your help to become the dark indie thriller of the year.

What is The Producer?
The Producer is a horror movie about Ashley, an independent filmmaker who lives with her grandfather and delivers pizza as her day job. She works with her best friend Taylor, who does what she can to help Ashley produce her movies, but their crowdfunding campaign is failing miserably.

Enter Damien, a local legend of sorts who has somehow wormed his way into the world of low-budget filmmaking on a level that Ashley just can’t seem to reach yet. Damien lends a helping hand and hooks Ashley up with contact information for the producer who funds his films, sending Ashley down a path she isn’t sure she can follow.

Austin is currently running an Indiegogo campaign in order to raise funds to shoot the film. We’ve read the script here at Slasher Studios and it’s a damn good one. So become a backer today and help support indie horror. Want to check out Austin’s first feature film? It is available for sale below and also available to rent in HD over at our official Gumroad digital store.

Happy slashing everyone!

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Seven high school seniors experience a holiday of horrors when they realize their rented winter getaway has an unexpected visitor. DVD includes two commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes bloopers, and making of featurette.


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Seven high school seniors experience a holiday of horrors when they realize their rented winter getaway has an unexpected visitor. Limited edition VHS includes specially designed clamshell “big box” VHS tape, mini poster, and signed (out of 50) cover art.


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Slasher Studios Presents: Top 5 Horror Impacting Life Choices

Horror films have been know to inflict nightmares upon people and make them afraid of things at night. I admit when I was a kid and I first saw I Know What You Did Last Summer, I became super paranoid that Ben Willis was hiding in the closet or in the dark corner of my room. But has a film ever impacted you in a way that prevented you from doing certain things in life? There’s the infamous Jaws and fearing of going into the ocean, Psycho with showers, and recently one could say The Visit could prevent people from wanting to visit long lost grandparents. I wish I could say that I haven’t fallen under the influence of horror, but sadly I have. Here are my personal five horror films that have impacted the way I live.

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5) Bug
A man and women holed-up in a crummy hotel begin to suspect that their room is being inhabited by bugs. While this was more of a psychological thriller with governmental conspiracy theories, the representation of the bugs is chill-worthy. Everyone prefers to stay at a nicer hotel than a crummy run-down one. However, my reasons are more intense due to this film. Although Michael Shannon’s characters emphasizes that these aren’t just bed bugs, the idea of bugs in the bedding and giving bites like this makes me cringe like crazy. Even during the film I found myself itching. Because of this film I am very picky at just how cheap and how the appearance is of hotels, as well as how the beds appear.

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4) Backcountry
The film follows a young couple who go camping/hiking in the woods. They eventually become hunted by a territorial black bear. People can say what they want about the bear attack scene in The Revenant, but the attack scene on the couple in their tent was downright horrifying and brutal. It is because of this that I have grown extremely paranoid about ever wanting to go in the woods. Living in the Northern Midwest, there are always sightings of bears wandering around. This doesn’t exactly help matters much.

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3) Frozen
Three friends find themselves stranded on a ski lift after the ski lodge closes. The cold winds/weather, the heights, isolation, and deadly wolves threaten the group. Okay, so this one is kind of a long-shot, but to be stuck on a ski lift in the freezing whether and seeing what it did to these characters, but putting your trust on a rickety chair at a large height in this freezing whether is enough to make me not want to go skiing after seeing this film.

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2) The Bay
A documentary/found-footage style horror film that follows a reporter doing a story on the fatal events that befell a small town after their water had become infected by deadly parasites in their local water. There are instances where the parasites have made their way into the humans’ bodies and began feeding on them from the inside and causing horrible skin lacerations. And some were even killed by the parasites themselves by swimming in the water. I am someone who absolutely loves swimming and would rather do it in a body of water than a pool. This movie however has made me paranoid about going into these bodies of water more than ever to where I’d wanna know more about its conditions before going in. With reports of people becoming sick or even dying from diseases in the water, The Bay only makes the thought more horrifying.

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1) Final Destination 2

There are many things in the Final Destination films that cause people to second guess certain things (airplanes, roller coasters, tanning, etc.), I can’t say very many of them have affected me that much (I love roller coasters way too much to be afraid of one crashing). That said, it is due to the pile-up scene in Final Destination 2 that I will never, ever want to drive near a logging truck. I have come across these too often on highways and interstates to where I’ve done whatever I could to put a great distance between me and the truck. It takes something as small as weak chain or strap to make those logs cause a wreck or death.

What horror films have impacted YOUR lives?

–Cody Landman

Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: The Ds of Horror Movies

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On a brand new Slasher Studios Horror Podcast, our hosts Kevin Sommerfield & Andrew Beirl dig back into the ABC’s of Horror and giving you their recommendations for horror movies that start with the letter D. It’s definitely a gory good time as they return to horror school to learn a little horror alphabet rules.

Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Alphabet of Horror (C)

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On a brand new Slasher Studios Horror Podcast, our hosts Kevin Sommerfield & Andrew Beirl dig into the ABC’s of Horror and giving you their recommendations for horror movies that start with the letter A. It’s definitely a gory good time as they head back to school to learn a little horror alphabet rules.
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THE VIXEN OF VENGEANCE Limited Edition DVD Now Available At Slasher Studios

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Slasher Studios has teamed up with Luchastyle Studios to offer you their latest thriller, The Vixen of Vengeance, on a special Limited Edition DVD right here at Slasher Studios. We reviewed the film earlier this month and it’s definitely one that you’ll want to get your hands on. We only have 20 DVDs, so don’t miss out on your chance to own this little indie gem.

Synopsis:
When Diane finds out that the disappearance of her boyfriend may be more than a disappearance, she seeks out the men responsible to exact her bloody revenge!

The limited edition DVD features 3 commentary tracks:

Track 1: Writer/Director Patrick Pena explains how he made his feature debut for under $1000, and how you can do it too. This informative commentary track explains how you can make your no budget masterpiece.

Track 2: Patrick is joined for a fun cast commentary by stars Michelle Mullins, Pete Garlock and Brandon Nyte!

Track 3: Patrick attempts to deliver a commentary track, while drunk.


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